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NFL news dominates the Top 5

sports-blog-index-logo12Every Monday through Thursday, Buzz Manager Blog reports the Top 5 Topics discussed by the most influential sports blogs, as rated by  Sports Media Challenge’s Sports Blog Index.

Over the past 24 hours, the NFL accounted for all of the top five topics among the top sports blogs. The most popular topic was last night’s Monday Night Football game between the Bears and the Packers, with bloggers discussing the frigid weather conditions and the Bears’ overtime win. Video of Jets DE Shaun Ellis throwing a snowball at some Seattle fans Sunday quickly made the rounds of the blogs. Bloggers cheered on Ellis for retaliating against the fans throwing snowballs at Jets players as they left the field. The conflict between Lions coach Rod Marinelli and Detroit News columnist Rob Parker remained highly discussed, with the majority of bloggers taking Marinelli’s side. The NFL playoffs were a hot topic as bloggers analyzed and predicted various playoff scenarios. Rounding out the top five was a rumor about Browns DE Shaun Smith punching teammate QB Brady Quinn during an argument in the locker room.

World Series Game 1… can the Backstreet Boys save the ratings?

Over the past 24 hours, tonight’s Game 1 of the Rays-Phillies World Series was the most popular topic, with bloggers wondering about the Backstreet Boys being selected to sing the national anthem and whether the match-up will draw good ratings. Also popular was discussion about ESPN not reporting  on the story that former Packers QB Brett Favre allegedly discussed the Packers’ schemes with the Detroit Lions. Many believed that ESPN was not discussing the story because it was broken first by FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer. The demise of Elite XC continued to be highly discussed and remained in the third spot of the Top 5. The one game suspension of Browns TE Kellen Winslow after his disparaging comments towards the team’s management sparked conversation among bloggers. The non-suspension of ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz remained in the Top 5. Bloggers are now reacting to a statement from ESPN’s Jemele Hill, who was suspended recently for a Hitler reference, that she is focusing on her own career and is not going to worry about what happens to Holtz.

Rays headed to World Series is talk of the blogs

Over the weekend, the Tampa Bay Rays’ Game 7 win over the Red Sox to advance to the World Series was the most popular topic. Also highly discussed were various NFL topics, including rumors that former Green Bay QB Brett Favre advised the Detroit Lions before their game vs. the Packers, the Cowboys’ loss to the Rams, and the Colts’ loss to the Packers. Discussion of the weekend’s college football games was also popular. The Texas Longhorns’ win over Missouri to hold onto their #1 ranking and the first BCS rankings were hot college football topics as well as a video that popped up on many blogs from the South Carolina-LSU game in which a referee ran into SC QB Stephen Garcia, with many bloggers speculating (some jokingly), that the referee appeared to hit Garcia on purpose. News that N.Y. Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested for DUI in Nebraska quickly circulated throughout the blog world to move into the Top 5. Rounding out the Top 5 was discussion surrounding ESPN analyst Lou Holtz’s comments about Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez in which he made an ill-advised comparison to Hitler.


Brett Favre inducted into the Hall of Fame…. of the Top 5 Topics.

To no one’s surprise, the trade of Brett Favre to the NY Jets dominated sports blogs over the past 24 hours. The Olympics discussion increased, with topics including the American cyclists being forced to apologize for arriving in Beijing wearing masks to protect against pollution, the opening ceremonies, the U.S. women’s soccer team’s early loss to Norway, and NBC’s plans for coverage. Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain’s shoulder injury and move to the DL was also a popular topic. Other hot topics were the announcement of the 2008-09 NBA schedule (specifically an error showing teams playing away at Seattle, but home versus Oklahoma City- whoops!) and former University of Toledo basketball player Sammy Villegas being accused of point shaving during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.

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